Many users usually prefer to use Google Chrome as the default web browser because of its advanced technologies and user-friendly interface. In Google Chrome, DNS is used to connect the URL to the actual IP address of that website. For that, it takes a human permission and after that, it translates the request to a computer-friendly IP address. However, there are some severe problems in Google Chrome browser like DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN which is often faced by the Windows 10 users.


Due to some misconfiguration in the DNS settings, this error may occur in your system. Full name of DNS is Domain Name System, which generally helps you to connect the internet server with the actual web server.

As soon as you enter a web URL in the search bar of Google Chrome, DNS tries to connect that URL to the actual IP address. But sometimes in Windows 10, DNS fails to connect with the IP address of that entered URL. Due to this reason, you may face DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN problem in your system. Here in the error code, NXDOMAIN part refers to the non-existence of Domain.

If you are also facing such an issue in your system, then go through the article and try to solve it by yourself.

Easy Hacks To Resolve- DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Problem

Problems and solutions are the two parts of a single coin. So if there has to be a solution to every problem. For this issue, there are multiple ways to fix it efficiently. Follow the article and you can get all the information on the fixing methods of this issue.

By Restarting The DNS Client Service

DNS Client service is the key file behind this DNS domain. It resolves all the DNS names and caches of the browser on Windows 10. So, restarting the DNS client service may fix this issue right away. To do that, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • At first, press the Windows button and R together to open the Run command tab. Under the search bar, type services.msc and press Enter.
  • Then a new window will open and search for the DNS client service option.
  • After getting the option, right-click on it and select the Restart option.

Now, the whole DNS client service in restart and also reboot the whole device as well. After that, check the issue is still occurring or not.

Renew The IP Address

Once you search for a website in the browser, the IP address of that website stored in the DNS cache. So, in future, if you ever try to connect with that website then DNS always search for it in the cache. If the IP address of that website gets corrupted then this kind of problem may occur in your system.

  • First of all, press both the Windows key button and R together, this will open the Run tab and type cmd in the search box.
  • After the command prompt open in the screen, type ipconfig/release and press Enter. It will release the IP address.
  • Then type config/flushdns and press Enter to clear the DNS cache from the memory. Thereafter, renew the IP address by typing ipconfig/renew.
  • Finally, restart your system and keep browsing smoothly.

Disable The VPN

VPN (Virtual Private Network) or any antivirus software may block the DNS servers due to various reasons. Thus, if you see any problem related to DNS, disable the VPN or the antivirus software. Then check if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error again arises.

Chrome Flags Reset And Add-ons

While using Google Chrome, we always use some add-ons that help us to browse smoothly. But these add-ons sometimes create some issues in the browser. So, if you encounter DNS problem in your browser, resetting the browser to its default stage can be the best option for you.

Restart Your Device

If none of the mentioned procedures work out, you can try this method. This problem may also be cured by restarting the device. So, turn off the device and wait for some time. After that, turn it on and check whether the problem is still occurring or not.

Contact Us For Instant Solutions

If you are still encountering the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN problem in your device, then contact with the Microsoft Customer support team immediately. The technicians of the Microsoft Customer Support team are well-trained to fix any kind of solution glitches related to this domain. You can connect with them via Microsoft Customer Service helpline number+1-855-334-7340. Or you can also email us at the official email address [email protected]. Alternatively, online chat support is another way to connect with us.